Simon Perrot Oration Dinner, Wednesday, 5 May 2021
Wednesday of Second Week, 5 May, will be the occasion of the Simon Perrot Oration.
Simon Perrot (1514-84) was a Fellow from 1533. He and his wife gave the College a substantial amount of money, partly to commemorate his father Robert, who had become Informator Choristarum in 1510 and died in 1550. Amongst other things, the benefaction was intended to provide for the St Mark’s Day Sermon in Chapel, and for the Oration, which is delivered in Hall soon after St Mark’s Day.
The Oration is delivered always by a Classical scholar and in Latin. It was not possible to hold this event in 2020. The orator this year will be Mr Joe Baden-Powell. It provides an annual account of the principal events of the year, including the retirement of Fellows and the arrival of new ones. The auditors are the Scholars, Demies and Academical Clerks of the College as well as the Fellows (no guests).
There is limited capacity in Hall due to Covid-19 restrictions and bookings for Scholars and Demies will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis from 8.00 a.m. on Friday, 30 April.
There is no specific dress requirement (not black tie). Those attending must be in Hall by 7.10 pm sharp.
If you would like to attend this dinner (for which there is no charge and at which wine is served) please complete the form below: